Dissection Livestream Specialty Class: Abdomen and Viscera


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  • September 17 – 17, 2022
  • Online course
  • This course is intended for Online Course.
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Thank you for your interest. Registration for this class is now closed. Please contact info@anatomytrains.com with any questions. 

Please join us for this unique Dissection Livestream event, Abdomen and Viscera with Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers, and Master Dissector Todd Garcia.

Explore your most ancient systems – the organs of the ventral cavity – in our latest dissection livestream.  For the bodyworker or movement teacher, the organs are a kind of ‘black box’ below the abdominal muscles and above the pelvic floor.  But those organs have shape, weight, attachments, adhesions, and variability that all bear on how they can move.

Our dissections are done live, on donors who have not been ‘fixed’ with chemicals.  Therefore the colors and movement of the organs we will see on this voyage of discovery are as natural and lifelike as possible.

We will cover anatomical details of the digestive, renal, and reproductive organs.  We will also be referring to embryological development of the organs, and their inherent cellular motility as well as breath-driven mobility

This course will be provided over zoom webinar with multiple camera views, live chat and Q&A. Recordings will be provided via password protected streaming access for 5 days. This special dissection livestream format allows us to go more deeply into the relationships and applications to multiple manual and movement modalities, from athletic training to trauma resolution to osteopathy.


  • Your inner ‘skin’ – the endothelial layers
  • Games the organs play: Surface area, stretch reception, neuropeptides
  • Layers in your alimentary tube
  • How the organs are fixed to the body wall – and how they move
  • The three major systems in the abdomen: blood, nerves, and fascia
  • Peritoneal and retroperitoneal structures

Course schedule:

Saturday, September 17, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Module 1
  • Skin
  • Adipose layer
  • Abdominal fascia
  • Differentiating muscles / layers in obliques
  • Transversus / peritoneum
  • Explore the omentum
  • Tracking and identifying organs in situ
  • Mesocolon and excise large intestine from body wall
  • Liver and gallbladder, appreciate and take with
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine, excise from mesenteric root
  • Expose and explore duodenum
  • Eviscerate peritoneal bag, view retroperitoneal space

3:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Module 2 Structures

  • Explore excised organs
  • Kidneys, support and vasculature
  • Pancreas and spleen detachment
  • Mesenteric arteries and nerves
  • Bladder, sex organs, pelvic floor
  • View diaphragm in situ
  • Psoas complex and interaction with diaphragm
DatesSep 17 – 17, 2022
LocationOnline course
Class Times

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

3:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Todd Garcia
Tuition$150 until September 13th at 11:59 PM EDT / $250.00 thereafter
Credits Earned4 CEUs NCBTMB, pending; 4 CEs NPCP; 0.4 CEs NASM; 4 CEs IASI Cat 1
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.
888 546-3747

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